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Find all the Hidden Mickeys in Disneyland

Going to Disneyland is almost certainly every kid’s – and every adult’s, really (that’s where I went on my honeymoon) – dream come true. It is the happiest place on earth. You will never run out of things to do at the park: go on awesome rides more than once, watch shows, see your favorite Disney characters come to life. You can even go on a scavenger hunt, but instead of looking for whos its and whats its and thing-a-mabobs, your task is to find all the Hidden Mickeys in Disneyland. A Hidden Mickey is a design element cleverly added into various Disney properties, including movies and TV shows, merchandise, and yes, locations, rides, and other attractions in a Disney theme park. The most obvious and popular Hidden Mickey is composed of three circles combined, making it look like a shape that resembles someone needing no introduction: hidden mickey While it may seem easy to spot potential Hidden Mickeys everywhere there are circular objects, true Hidden Mickeys will always be proportionally correct: one big circle, two smaller circles exactly where Mickey’s ears should be. They are also rather obscure and camouflaged, making it more challenging to find them. Finally, Hidden Mickeys are always hidden within Disney-related things and places, so if you run into a live giraffe with a Mickey-shaped spot, no matter how incredible that is, it doesn’t count. On your next trip to Disneyland, do allot some time to go on a Hidden Mickey hunt with your companions (the more, the merrier!). They are everywhere in the park, but here are some places you can start your search:

Your car

Yes, the ‘Find all the Hidden Mickeys in Disneyland’ contest may start the moment you get into the car with your family and friends. When you look up Disneyland Drive on your smartphone for directions, switch on the satellite view. It’s between the Grand Californian and Paradise Pier Hotels: hidden mickey disneyland drive BAM. Your first (and the biggest) Hidden Mickey, and you haven’t even arrived at the park yet.

Parking lot

hidden mickey parking lot Check the concrete floors on the Daisy level in section 2A and you might find a Hidden and textured Mickey on the ground two spots away from the pillar. Also check every level for posters that have Disney characters dancing amidst confetti – some of those pieces are Mickey-shaped.

Posters, signs, posts, and statues

hidden mickey security check sign Once you arrive at the Entrance Plaza, there will be a number of benches around the plaza that obviously have Mickey-shaped arm rests as well as a compass on the floor in the center of the esplanade, so you might as well skip those. Try finding a Hidden Mickey masquerading as a Dalmatian spot at the Disneyland Kennel Club. Check all the ticket and information booth signs and posters you run into, for some of them may have the familiar symbol in them. hidden mickey rivet   The iron tree guards encasing plants in the plaza have Mickey-shaped rivets, while window counters have Mickey-shaped brackets. Most sign posts, street lamps, and turnstiles have Mickey patterns in them, and some are completely noticeable and out in the open.

hidden mickey lamp

Décor, rides, and games

hidden mickey magic shop Paintings, bookcases, gift shop displays, wallpapers and the like will almost always include an homage to the beloved Disney character – observe how certain objects are arranged and see how they form the three-circle configuration whenever possible. Check doors and wall designs for decorative accents that form a Hidden Mickey. hidden mickey ride Screws that keep rides together will most definitely be in the shape of Mickey. Go over every door, window, machine, console, cubicle, and gondola you get into and you’re bound to uncover a myriad of Hidden Mickeys. hidden mickey lock For a more comprehensive Hidden Mickey expedition, consult this list*.   *compiled by

6 Awesome Secrets About Disneyland

1) Find the Hidden Eeyore
While waiting in the Indiana Jones line during the safety presentation, turn around and look up at the projector. If you can't see the hidden Eeyore, ask a cast member to shine their light up there! The ride was built on top of the old Eeyore parking lot, the character is an old sign from the lot and a tribute to what used to be.
2) Ride the Lilly Belle
Have you always wanted to know what it feels like to ride the famous Lilly Belle? If you arrive early enough in the day, and the special train car is operating, you will be able to go to the Train Station and ask a cast member to take your reservation for a free ride. If you are successful, then you can have a free 20-30 min ride in the lavish VIP train!
lilly bell
3) Club 33
Did you know about the exclusive club located above the Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square? It's called Club 33, and with very limited membership is quite easily one of the nicest 5 star restaurants in the area. Entertaining guests of the highest caliber, the restaurant is used to seating famous actors, presidents, and even sometimes the everyday person if you can find an in with an existing member.
4) Scary Queen
Have you ever watched the window above Snow White's Scary Adventures? If you pay close enough attention you'll find the Wicked Queen peeking through the curtains and watching you make your way in...
evil queen
5) Captain the Mark Twain
Ever thought how cool it would be to captain the Mark Twain Riverboat? If you ask a cast member nicely, they will send you up to the second story upon boarding. After knocking on the Private door, you will be greeted by the Captain, who will show you how to drive, tell you when to blow the horn during the ride, and even give you a certificate of ability to captain the Mark Twain and sign your name in the guestbook of Captains afterwards.
6) Hidden Buzz Lightyear Target
Are you never able to beat your friends on the Buzz Lightyear ride? When you come around to Zurg's ship, aim for the target that is at the bottom, it will get you 25,000 extra points if you hit it right! Keep your friends guessing at your Space Ranger skills!
Source: Do you know any hidden secrets about Disneyland? Comment below!

9 Walt Disney Quotes to Remind You What's Important

Try to imagine California without Walt Disney. A world without his magic, whimsy, and optimism. Walt Disney transformed the entertainment industry, into what we know today. He pioneered the fields of animation, and found new ways to teach, and educate. Here are 9 Walt Disney quotes to remind you what's important.

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island." -Walt Disney


"That’s the real trouble with the world: too many people grow up." -Walt Disney


"If you can dream it, you can do it. Remember that this whole thing started with a Dream and a Mouse." -Walt Disney


"Laughter is America’s most important export." -Walt Disney


"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique." -Walt Disney


"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever." -Walt Disney

"Disneyland is a work of Love." -Walt Disney

"I do not like to repeat successes; I like to go on to other things." -Walt Disney

"It’s kind of fun to do the impossible." -Walt Disney

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